Georgian parliamentary minority leader to attend U.S presidential luncheon
Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan.25/ Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Leader of the parliamentary minority, the Christian Democrats Movement chairman Giorgi Targamadze has left for the United States for a visit lasting from Jan.25 to Feb.3.
The leader and the Movement's International Secretary Giorgi Rukhadze will hold meetings at the Senate, Congress and State Department and at various government agencies including in the Agriculture Ministry on Jan.26-27. Meetings are also scheduled with the democratic and republican parties.
According to the parties, Mr Targamadze will visit the Georgian Holy Queen Tamar's Church in Washington on Jan.28, and later meet with Georgian Diaspora representatives.
The leader of Christian Democrats has been invited to luncheon with the U.S. president Barack Obama on Feb.2. The event will be attended by dozens of members of the Senate and House of Representatives, the heads of various countries, influential politicians, businessmen and public figures.
"We will familiarise the political elite of Georgia's main strategic partner with our views on events occurring in the country. Given the events in Russia, we will discuss with political and expert circles higher security guarantees for Georgia on NATO integration and the importance of the country's democratic development," Mr Targamadze said.
He said one of the main topics at the various meetings will be holding 2012-2013 elections in a free and competitive environment.